I was originally going to have an elective c/s with a spinal, but ended up with an emergency c/s under GA. (I went private.) I believe it is a woman's right to choose how she delivers her child (providing the child is not endangered by the decision), so good luck in getting what you want. That said, I wouldn't recommend a c/s under GA - I was really out of it for the first 24 hours and can barely remember meeting my son. I've also been told, but not sure how true it is, that the recovery is harder if you have a GA rather than a spinal. I've only had a GA so I can't really comment.